May 10, 2017
Missouri Insurance Director meets with Missouri Congressional Delegation
Director Lindley-Myers traveled to Washington to discuss insurance issues
Jefferson City, Mo. — Director Chlora Lindley-Myers of the Missouri Department of Insurance recently joined more than 40 members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to discuss insurance issues with members of Congress, including the Missouri Congressional Delegation. Topics discussed included health reform, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization, financial regulatory reform and issues with air ambulance companies.
“Meeting with our congressional colleagues is extremely important for Missouri consumer and insurance industry interests, as much of what is happening in Washington impacts us in Missouri,” said Director Lindley-Myers. “My job is to protect Missouri consumers and maintain a strong insurance market in our state. To do that, I will need the support of our members of Congress.”
Before meeting their congressional delegations, the regulators were briefed by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) and Senator Mike Crapo (ID). Justin Clark, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Doug Hoelscher, Assistant Director for the Office of Governmental Affairs for the White House also met with the regulators.
About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.